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Table 2 Bivariable analysis of association between outpatient characteristics and antibiotic prescription at a public tertiary medical center in southern Sri Lanka

From: Point-prevalence survey of outpatient antibiotic prescription at a tertiary medical center in Sri Lanka: opportunities to improve prescribing practices for respiratory illnesses

  Children Adults
Characteristic OR (95% CI) p-value OR (95% CI) p-value
Male gender 1.4 (0.5–3.5) 0.5 0.8 (0.5–1.4) 0.5
Febrile illness 1.8 (0.555.8) 0.3 4.7 (1.6–15.7) 0.002
Presence of medical co-morbidities 1.6 (0.4–7.2) 0.5 0.9 (0.5–1.5) 0.6
Illness duration less than 7 days 2.6 (1.0–7.3) 0.04 2.3 (1.4–3.8) 0.001
Prior medical evaluations for present illness 0.6 (0.2–1.6) 0.3 0.5 (0.3–0.8) 0.002
Prior use of medications for present illness 0.8 (0.3–2.1) 0.7 1.1 (0.6–1.8) 0.9
  1. Abbreviations: OR Odds ratio. CI Confidence interval
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